Chiefs Issue Surprising Injury Update Ahead Of Titans Game
The Chiefs issued a surprising injury update ahead of the Titans game.
Heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship showdown, all eyes are on Kansas City’s injury report.
If healthy, the Chiefs on paper have enough talent to overwhelm Tennessee.
Obviously the Titans have had a great run up to this point, and clearly Derrick Henry is a beast, but a dominant running attack alone is not enough to overcome Patrick Mahomes.
When they are fully health, the Chiefs are very tough to beat.
Unfortunately, it is unclear if the Chiefs are in fact fully healthy.
The statuses of both tight end Travis Kelce and defensive lineman Chris Jones are very much up in the air.
Up to this point, head coach Andy Reid has expressed confidence that Kelce will in fact play against Tennessee. He is fresh off a 10-reception, 134-yard and three-touchdown showing versus the Houston Texans last week.
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Jones’ prospects of playing this weekend are much more unclear.
He injured his calf during a practice last week and subsequently missed the Houston outing.
Reid has not been particularly optimistic about him playing this weekend.
“We’ll see,” he said.
“Every situation is a little bit different. I’ll just see how it goes and see where he’s at.
“Try not to put him into a position where he gets hurt or hurts the team. You have to take care of both.”
That obviously does not sound particularly promising.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport offered a similar prognosis during an appearance on Good Morning Football.
“Such an important player in the middle of their defense,” he said.
“Nine sacks this year, a Pro Bowl disruptor, he has not practiced yet.
“While Andy Reid said he is improving, if he doesn’t get out there on the field today, it does not bode well for him being out there on Sunday.”
So far this season Jones has amassed nine sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery through 13 games.
If he does suit up come Sunday, it will be absolutely huge for the team’s prospects of victory.